Weekly News ~ May 20


Dear Families,

The year has gone too fast! Only 3 days to go!

Here’s our loose plan for the last 3 days:

  • Monday: Multiplication challenge, 3rd grade yearbook & memory book signing, Kincaid kickball game, Senior Walk
  • Tuesday: Early Release day – (no backpack today) Year end celebration, summer reading goals
  • Wed: Early Release day – (no backpacks today), teacher report cards ~ Kids grade US!

I’ll be throwing in some final little assessments in preparation for report cards. 🙂

Please be sure to have your child has an empty bookbag on Monday. The writing collection is coming home!  Your child is so excited to share his/her writing! You’ll want to keep these forever.  FYI:

  • Writing Notebook: Ideas
  • Green folder: Unfinished work in progress
  • Yellow folder: Completed work that hasn’t gone through the revision and editing stages
  • Red folder: The finest writing! (all stages of the writing process completed)

I hope you enjoyed SeeSaw!  It is priceless to share our classroom activities and artifacts in real time delivered straight to your device! You can print off everything your child has done this year and add it to a paper or digital scrapbook.

Have a wonderful summer! Read a lot!  Use your imagination —run around, explore, build things, make a new friend, learn something new, start a new collection, create! The next school year will begin before we know it. We’ll miss our students! They are a dream of a class, and such precious individuals!

Love, Mrs. Pennington & Mrs. Mann

P.S. We will post links to summer learning ideas and fun later this week!


Weekly News ~ May 13

Dear Families,

We hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Thank you so much for making our teachers’ appreciation week so special for us. Your and your children made us feel so loved!

The week ahead will be filled with final assessments, the talent show, field day, possibly another market day, some terrific science projects, the 3rd grade multiplication challenge, and celebrations of all the goals we’ve met. It’s a special time of the year where we reflect on the past year, and anticipate the next year.

We’ll begin to send things home so the children aren’t overloaded next week. Have your child empty the bookbag of those items each night so we can fit it more materials the next day.

Field Day is Wednesday! Please have your child wear athletic shoes and sunscreen. You may send in a water bottle if you like. Your child may bring a change of clothes if you think “wetness” will make him or her uncomfortable.


Mrs. P & Mrs. M.

Weekly News ~ May 6

Dear Families,

Our first market day is Monday, so please remind your student to be prepared with a product and/or service. The children will finetune their business plan and have another market day on Friday. Thank you for your support!

We have final assessments this week, solar ovens to make, multiplication facts to practice, cursive handwriting, and other top secret projects!

It’s getting hot outside on many days, so a water bottle is especially appreciated.

SeeSaw parents can download and/or print everything in a child’s SeeSaw portfolio for a print or electronic scrapbook of 3rd grade. A handful of students are not on SeeSaw yet. Set up information went home today. Please login so that you can see many of the projects your child has been up to this year. We still have more end of the year activities to add!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. P. & Mrs. M.